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18 Days 175-Hour Transformational Meditation Teacher Training Rishikesh, India

Intensive Experiential Meditation Teacher Training India

Knowingly or unknowingly, everybody is continuously looking for the solution of body, mind and soul issues. However, one doesn’t have any access to the main source of answers unless looking within. Just imagine how it will feel to be the master of your own life, joy and peace rather than constantly feel like the pawn of other people and situations. Get a firm ground to find out the source of answer to important issues of life and experience of meditation through various classical and contemporary techniques.


  • Traditional, classical, contemporary and active meditation sessions
  • Developing the clarity in life to take decisions in complex and stressful situations
  • Learning more than 15 meditation techniques and many self-growth techniques
  • Transforming negative emotions into more creative and nourishing energies
  • Transform inner unrest into peace and harmony in a practical way
  • Acquiring deep insights of yogis on most important topics of life
  • 3 daily yogic vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights' accommodation


17 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Yoga Essence's venue has a garden and is surrounded from all sides by many huge lush green trees with beautiful Himalayan mountain view. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with western toilet and shower with hot / cold water, and AC (at 80 USD extra in loco).

Yoga Essence Rishikesh Meditation Teacher Training in India Program

In this course, you will experience and be trained in many different meditation techniques and exercises that have been developed or recommended by yogis, Shiva, Buddha, contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho, Sufi Mystics and others along with self-growth techniques and more specific life training topics, such as:

  • From stress to meditative lifestyle.
  • From medication to meditation.
  • From conflict to the essence of yoga.
  • From isolation to love and relationship.
  • From meaninglessness to intelligence and creativity.

Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others more passive. Some are done with a partner, some alone, some are as a group. Some techniques use the senses (sight, sound, and touch) and all will help you to connect with your inner world.

This will involve consciously exploring the possibilities beyond the familiar center that you live in and function from. You will need to be open to and welcome new dimensions of life that will begin to unfold and manifest as you move within.

All these methods are done in a light and joyful way so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process and transformation. At the end of this course, you will have the skill to share the same with others.

Meditation teacher training course is an opportunity:

  • To learn, practice and be trained in more than 20 traditional, classical, contemporary and active meditation techniques.
  • To transform your inner unrest into peace and harmony with clarity and in a practical way.
  • To find long-lasting peace and joy of life and to acquire the skill of imparting the same to others.
  • To awaken and deepen your experience of meditation and the same with other yogic practices.
  • To acquire deep insights of some enlightened yogis on the following specific life topics: art of living, body-mind balancing, tension and relaxation, love and relationships, aloneness and togetherness, right and wrong, intelligence and creativity.

Meditation teaches the secret of alchemy

  • How to transform the misery and painful emotions into more creative and nourishing energies
  • How to take responsibility for your own healing and happiness in everyday life
  • How to get clarity of mind to take decisions even in complex and stressful situations of life
  • How to experience the joy of liberated energy and the joy of living a whole life, a life of totality
  • How to increase your ability to deepen your self-awareness and strengthen your intuitive power
  • How to improve your skill to relate with all that surrounds you
  • How to connect to your inner wisdom and life purpose

Silent days during the retreat

In the middle of the retreat the participants will undergo into seven days of silence to deepen the experiential and transformational aspect of the retreat where the participants cannot communicate with the outside world including phone call or texts, social media, emails and so on.

The silence itself is for personal growth and inner journey, hence, sincerity is required. Please make sure to make all the necessary arrangements accordingly before participating in the retreat.

How to teach meditation?

After two full intense weeks of experiential and transformational practice, the last three days will be totally dedicated for teaching practicum, one-to-one counseling sessions, specific guidance for personal inner journey and question/answer sessions. This approach is because Yoga Essence believes that meditation is not like many other technical skills but needs to be felt and lived before to be shared and transmitted to others so the teaching practicum will come on the last part of the course. Although during all length of it, the students will already have sufficient knowledge about meditation practices and their application.

Daily Schedule of Meditation Teacher Training Course

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Asana Practice Session
  • 09:45 - 11:15 Meditation Session-1 (Classical/Traditional Techniques)
  • 11:40 - 13:00 Meditation Session-2 (Active/Contemporary Techniques)
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Meditation Session-3 (Classical/Traditional Techniques)
  • 17:00 - 18:15 Meditation Session-4 (Active/Contemporary Techniques)
  • 18:15 - 19:00 Yoga Nidra/ Insights of Yogis (Audio/Video/Lectures)
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Mantra Chanting/Meditation Session-5

Notes: The above daily course schedule may change as per need.

Included excursions

During this teacher training, you will enjoy a one-day visit to sacred places of Rishikesh and local sightseeing.


Swami Dhyan Samarth
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Swami Dhyan Samarth is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher having many years of practice and teaching experience. He integrates yoga and meditation with a contemporary scientific approach and core insights from various spiritual paths into his teaching. His teaching mainly focuses on the experiential aspect of yoga and transformation of life. Samarth helps his students to get the knack of yoga and encourage them to explore and experience the whole spectrum of yoga along with its implementation into everyday life.
Francesca Chiodi
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Francesca is a registered Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT 500), constantly practicing and studying yoga and meditation. She loves the physical aspect of yoga but she believes you have to go beyond it to find stillness and awareness not only on the mat but in the whole life journey. With a working sports background and specialization in Shiatsu, Francesca has been full-time alternative health care practitioner for many years before totally dedicate herself to yoga. Merging the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa style with the precision of the Iyengar alignments and the awareness of breath, she creates a perfect fusion of body, mind, and spirit in her classes.
Amritesh Prasad
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Amritesh is a uniquely inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. His teaching mainly focuses on the connection of body-breath-mind and the subtle effects of yoga on them. He encourages students to be open to all aspects of yoga. His relaxed style of teaching is soothing and uplifting. He takes good care to provide a welcoming and light-hearted environment in his classes where students can feel comfortable in learning along with experiencing the essence of yoga. He is also very passionate to share his experiences and practices of yoga to students.


Yoga Essence is in a quiet, clean and safe resort, located ten minutes walking to the main touristic area of Rishikesh but still served from local shops, cafes and organic stores. Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of rich yogic culture. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.

Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams, yoga institutes, ancient and new temples, meditation caves, and samadhi places of yogis (temples of a final resting place of yogis after death). It's particularly popular with spiritual seeking foreigners. The evening Ganga Aarti holds a special appeal.

Nearby places

  • Touristic area of Rishikesh - 10 minutes' walk


You will be provided with three daily Indian yogic vegetarian meals throughout your entire stay. Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Traditional, classical, contemporary and active meditation sessions
  • Developing the clarity in life to take decisions in complex and stressful situations
  • Learning, practicing and being trained in more than 15 meditation techniques and many self-growth techniques
  • Transforming negative emotions into more creative and nourishing energies
  • Transform inner unrest into peace and harmony in a practical way
  • Acquiring deep insights of yogis on most important topics of life
  • Meditation book, meditation teacher training handbook and other useful materials for the course
  • Meditative excursion in nature and sacred places under the guide of teacher
  • A 1-day visit to sacred places of Rishikesh and local sightseeing
  • 3 daily Indian yogic vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights' accommodation
  • Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • 1 yoga bag

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Alternatively, upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available on request.

Arrival by bus

You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however, traveling by bus could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.

Arrival by train

You can take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.